Meetings and Support Groups in our Communities

Find behavioral health support groups and meetings occurring regularly in your communities.

GENERAL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Consumer Family Advisory Committee (CFAC)

The Partners CFAC is making a real impact in the policies and treatments for ourselves, families, friends, neighbors, and communities. We’re a volunteer group. Some of us live with mental illness, substance use disorders, or intellectual or developmental disabilities. Some of us are family members or caregivers of people living with these behavioral health issues.

CFAC meetings are held on the second Monday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. Meetings are held at Partners’ Hickory Regional Office, 1985 Tate Boulevard SE, Hickory, NC, with videoconferencing to the Elkin Regional Office. Please contact Shirley Moore at smoore@partnersbhm.org or call 704-884-2646 and let her know you are coming.

Innovations Stakeholder Meeting

The Innovations Stakeholders Committee is a group of consumers, families, providers, and those in the community with a vested interest in intellectual and developmental disabilities services. The group assists in managing service delivery for people living with these disabilities and with co-occurring disorders. The Innovations Stakeholders Committee offers education and training about topics chosen by consumers, family, providers, and the public. This training and education should remain free, in accessible locations, and at convenient times for attendees.

Committee meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Partners’ Hickory Regional Office, 1985 Tate Boulevard SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or through video conference at the Elkin Regional Office, 200 Elkin Business Park Drive, Elkin, NC 28621 and the Gastonia Office, 901 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. To attend, please contact Stefanie Robbins at 828-323-8083 or SKRobbins@partnersbhm.org.

Human Rights Committee (HRC)

The Partners HRC influences quality of care for individuals receiving services by ensuring their consumer rights are being upheld during treatment and recovery. These rights include the right to dignity, privacy, humane care, and freedom from mental and physical abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

HRC meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. at Partners’ Hickory Regional Office, 1985 Tate Boulevard SE, Hickory, NC 28602, or through video conference at the Elkin Regional Office, 200 Elkin Business Park Drive, Elkin, NC 28621. For more information or to let us know you are attending, please contact Kim Maguire at kmaguire@partnersbhm.org or 704-884-2504.

Mental Health

Connections

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Connection Recovery Support Group is a free, peer-led support group for adults living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

NAMI’s Support Groups are unique because they follow a structured model to ensure you and others in the group have an opportunity to be heard and to get what you need.

6:30-8 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. No registration is required.

2-3:30 p.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month at Iredell County Library, 201 N Tradd Street, Statesville, NC 28677. No registration is required.

Family Support Groups

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family Support Group is a free, family-led support group for family members who have relatives living with mental illness. You will gain insight from hearing the challenges and successes of others and the groups are led by NAMI-trained facilitators who’ve been there.

6:30-8 p.m. on the 3rd Monday of each month at Huntersville United Methodist Church, 14005 Stumptown Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078. No registration is required.

Contact Duane Carpenter at ducarpenter@yahoo.com or 704-236-2264 for information.

2-3:30 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month at Iredell County Library, 201 N Tradd Street, Statesville, NC 28677. No registration is required.

Contact Mike Hoffman at maccabees1@roadrunner.com or 843-245-6189 for information.

INTELLECTUAL/DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & BRAIN INJURY

Believe in Abilities Lunch & Learn

Believe in Abilities holds a Lunch & Learn program on the 3rd Thursday of each month at Olio’s, 245 W. Garrison Boulevard, Suite H, Gastonia, NC 28052. Each speaker provides information geared to those living with intellectual or developmental disabilities. There is a fee for lunch and registration is required. For more information, contact Believe in Abilities at 704-810-9889.

Hickory Brain Injury Support Group

The mission of the Hickory Brain Injury Support Group is to offer help, hope, and a voice for people with brain injury and their families. Hickory Brain Injury Support Group meetings usually occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. Times and locations may change depending on the activity planned for the month’s meeting. To RSVP or for more information, contact Travis Glass at 828-781-0778 or travis@crossroadscounseling.org.

Loved Ones of Brain Injury Survivors Support Group

Triumph Services, a brain injury resource and advocacy organization, hosts a support group for Loved Ones of Brain Injury Survivors (LOBIS) on the first Saturday of each month, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at University City United Methodist Church, Room 110 – Church office building (in rear), 3835 West WT Harris Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28269. Join others who TRULY understand the impact of brain injury.

Resources, Referrals, Respite and Support. Call 980-263-9670 to confirm attendance or for more information.

SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER

Burke Substance Abuse Network Breakfast Meeting

Burke Substance Abuse Network (BSAN) is a coalition of providers, support groups, related agencies and other stakeholders who come together to network, identify gaps in service, and strategically plan response to community needs as they relate to the reduction of substance abuse and use in youth, young adults, their families, and all citizens of Burke County for long term community health.

BSAN holds a free, monthly breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. on the last Friday of each month, at the Collett Street Recreation Center, 300 Collett Street, Morganton, NC 28655. Please RSVP by noon on the Wednesday before the meeting, including any guests, to bcacdjoe@gmail.com.

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